The Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) is New Jersey’s state fusion center, a joint interagency intelligence enterprise comprised of 175 personnel from various law enforcement and public safety agencies. The ROIC is the State’s hub for intelligence and includes input and personnel from agencies such as the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security, NJOHSP, and numerous state, county, and municipal agencies. Analysts from all partnering agencies collaboratively link data to create “actionable” intelligence that guides tactical investigations in real time. The ROIC is also the home for the Office of Emergency Management and State Emergency Operations Center, and it serves as the command center for all State-led emergency response operations, such as natural disasters, chemical/nuclear emergencies, and terror alerts. During emergency response missions, the ROIC serves as the gateway for situational information and requests for aid. It allows a coordinated and measured response by matching requests with resources and personnel run by federal, state, and local agencies.
Join us as we explore the inner workings of the ROIC and its whole-of-government approach to providing intelligence and resources across all threats, all crimes, and all hazards.
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CAPTAIN DAN ENGELHARDT
Executive Officer, New Jersey State Police
Captain Dan Engelhardt is a member of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) who is currently assigned as the Executive Officer of the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), New Jersey’s state fusion center.
Captain Engelhardt has spent over a decade at the ROIC, assisting in creating and building a nationally recognized “all threats, all crimes, all hazards” State-level intelligence function specializing in counterterrorism, violent crime, cybersecurity, special event security, and narcotics analysis. Recently, Captain Engelhardt completed an Executive Fellowship with the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in McLean, Virginia. In this role, he acted as an advocate for all State and local first responders while engaged with the US Intelligence Community.
Captain Engelhardt has over 23 years of service with NJSP and prior to assignments at the ROIC and NCTC. He has also served in the NJSP Field Operations and Emergency Management Sections. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Duquesne University and his Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Seton Hall University.